Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Exchange and some new trinkets.....

Look what the UPS man brought me yesterday. It is my Summer exchange from Michele. This exchange is between a group of us on the Stitching Friends through the Seasons blog.

Michele stitched a Blackbird design called Small Token. Of course I just love it as I am into stitching Blackbird designs. The patriotic pillow is a freebie design called 4th of July Quaker Style. Now the funny thing about the 4th of July design is I just stitched that design on Tuesday night!!! Great minds think a like:)
Here is the rest of the exchange. Michele knows how to put together a great exchange. She always sends me things in my new favorite color--green. I received a piece of linen from R & R Reproductions it is 32 count Sea Fog, a pair of green scissors, a roll of fat eighths, some heart pins, a accessory gift set from My Big Toe Designs, a really neat pincushion that also holds a scissors and a small patriotic basket and flag and some mints.
Thank you so much Michele.

Now on the accessory/trinket front I purchased this Ultra Magnifier Light by Craftlight. Now the great thing about this magnifier is the long neck. It does have a built in light which isn't that bright, so I also purchased a Dritz Flexible LED light. It wraps around the neck of the magnifier and you can point the light right on your fabric, it also sits on a table or can be mounted on a wall or side of a sewing machine. Now the other great thing about these two trinkets was the price. The Ultra Magnifier was only $25.00 at my LNS and the Dritz LED light was only $8.00 after using a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's. I am set for when I go traveling now!!!!

This is a portable LED light from Ott Light. This is really a BRIGHT light. It has a clip or will just sit on a table.

This is what it looks like when it is open. The cost of this light was $10.00 after using a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's. Oh how I love those 50% off coupons. And remember it's not what you spent, but what you saved!!!!

So I will have to say I have had a pretty good week. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching.


Patti said...

What a great exchange you got from Michelle! Sometimes when I see what you guys pay for stuff like lamps etc. at Joanns it makes me want to live in the States again. We have nothing like that here. No money off lamps/magnifiers. I know I'm whinging but it's true.
Patti xxx

Blu said...

What an awesome exchange! That pincushion is incredible.

Your header is very cute.

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diamondc said...

Joan: Nice exchange from Michelle, I really like the lite and magnifier.
It is always good to add to you stash anything that will make life easier.
Happy stitching.
P.S. how do I find the free patriotic pattern would love to add to my patriotic corner.

Yvonne..... said...

Great deal on the lamps! They should be perfect for a soon-to-be traveling adventure!! LOL!!3

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